There isn’t a lot of plot explication in the new trailer for
As Led Zeppelin’s "Good Times Bad Times" plays portentously over the action, we get a quick montage of some very famous faces doing convincing — and convincingly bad — things, in Russell's new movie inspired by the Abscam sting operation of the 1970s.
With “The Fighter” in 2010, Russell drew one of the best performances from an actor in years out of Bale and pulled a working-class dimension out of Adams we'd never seen before. Last year he helped us see whole new sides of Bradley Cooper and
The trailer, incidentally, debuted on “Good Morning America,” where Russell did the unconventional thing of showing up to talk about it and its themes of identity and economic desperation. The movie hits Dec. 25.
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